National networks active in organic agricultural research

Australia, OFA Organic Federation of Australia, The Organic Trust

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Organic Federation of Australia
Brisbane
Australia

Contact

Gregory Paynter
chair(at)ofa.org.au
www.ofa.org.au/publications/OFA-Trust-Prospectus-20101220.pdf
www.ofa.org.au/

About

The OrganicTrust was set up to enable Australia to invest in scientific research and education in areas relevant to organic and bio-dynamic agriculture.

Coordination of Canadian Organic Farming Research, Canada

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Coordination of Canadian Organic Farming Research
c/o Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Department of Plant and Animal Sciences
Truro, Nova Scotia
Canada

Contact

Dr. Andy Hammermeister
ahammermeister(at)nsac.ns.ca
www.organicagcentre.ca/ResearchDatabase/res_welcome.asp

About

Inventory/coordination of organic farming research in Canada

Canada, OSC Canada’s Organic Science Cluster

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Organic Science Cluster Canada OSC
Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada
Dalhousie University
Faculty of Agriculture
Truro
Canada

Contact

Dr. Anrew Hammermeister
oacc(at)dal.ca
www.organicagcentre.ca/OSC/osc_welcome.asp

About

Canada’s Organic Science Cluster (OSC) is a collaborative effort led jointly by the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC) at Dalhousie University's Agricultural Campus and the Organic Federation of Canada (OFC). The Organic Science Cluster is part of the Canadian Agri-Science Clusters Initiative of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Growing Forward Policy Framework and is supported by contributions from industry partners.
The goals of the Organic Science Cluster are to facilitate a national strategic approach to organic science in Canada, link scientists across the country and disseminate the knowledge generated to organic stakeholders. The Organic Science Cluster has identified 10 sub-projects including 30 research activities that will be conducted by over 50 researchers plus 30 collaborators in approximately 45 research institutions.
This research comes at a time when there is renewed emphasis on innovation, efficiency (energy, labour, economics), and capturing value-added markets. Most of this research directed toward organic agriculture can also be applied to conventional production systems, drawing interest to this cluster from producers across Canada. Canada Organic Science Cluster

Czech Republic, CTPOA Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture

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Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture CTPOA
c/o Bioinstitut,o.p.s., Institute for Ecological Agriculture and Sustainable Landscape Development
771 46 Olomouc
Czech Republic

Contact

Pavlína Samsonová
info(at)bioinstitut.cz
www.bioinstitut.cz/english/ctpof.html

About

Technologie to rpomote organic food and farming in the Czech Republic and to foster the exchange among the actors.

Denmark, ICROFS International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems

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International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems ICROFS
8830 Tjele
Denmark

Contact

Dr. Niels Halberg
icrofs(at)icrofs.org
www.icrofs.org

About

The ICROFS was founded in 2008 as an expansion of the former Danish Agricultural Research Centre for Organic Farming DARCOF. ICROFS has an international mandate.

Finland, Finnish Institute for Organic Food

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Finnish Institute for Organic Food
c/o Ruralia Institute
50100 Mikkeli
Finland

Contact

Prof. Dr. Pirjo Siiskonen
pirjo.siiskonen(at)helsinki.fi
www.helsinki.fi/ruralia/luomuinstituutti/english.htm

About

The Finnish Institute for Organic Food and Farming was founded in November 2012, to function as network organization, and its headquarter is in Mikkeli in South East Finland. The institute will strengthen the interaction between research and economic life with multidisciplinary research, development projects, research-based education, science communication and with societal and economical engagement.

France, CIAB Comité Interne de l'INRA en Agriculture Biologique Coordination

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Comité Interne de l'INRA en Agriculture Biologique (CIAB)
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) SICOMOR
31327 Castanet Tolosan Cedex
France

Contact

Bertil Sylvande
sylvande(at)toulouse.inra.fr
www.inra.fr/comite_agriculture_biologique/layout/set/print

About

Organic farming research coordination at INRA
Coordination

Germany, VÖP Verbund Ökologische Praxisforschung

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Verbund Ökologische Praxisforschung (VÖP)
c/o FiBL Deutschland e. V., Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau
60486 Frankfurt
Germany

Contact

Dr. Robert Hermanowski
robert.hermanowski(at)fibl.org
www.fibl.org/de/deutschland/standort-de.html

About

Ziel von VÖP ist es, die Bereiche Forschung & Entwicklung, Wissenstransfer und Bildung besser zu verzahnen // VOEP aims at a better integration of R&D and knowledge transfer.

Hungary, ÖMKI Research Insitute for Organic Agriculture

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ÖMKi – Researh Institue of Organic Agriculture
1033 Budapest
Hungary

Contact

Dóra Drexler
info(at)biokutatas.hu
www.biokutatas.hu

Iran, Iran organic Association

Iran Organic Association
Teheran
Iran

Contact

Reza Ardakani
mreza.ardakani(at)gmail.com

Italy, Associazione Italiana di Zootecnia Biologica e Biodinamica

Associazione Italiana di Zootecnia Biologica e Biodinamica
Italian Association of Organic and Biodynamic Animal Husbandy
20133 Milano
Italy

Contact

Dr. Valentina Ferrante
ZooBioDi(at)unimi.it
www.zoobiodi.it

About

Information, research, coordination of organic animal husbandry

Italy, Fondazione Italiana per la Ricerca in l'Agricoltura Biologica e Biodynamica

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Fondazione Italiana per la Ricerca in l'Agricoltura Biologica e Biodynamica
c/o Associazione Italiana per l'Agricoltura Biologica (AIAB)
00187 Roma
Italy

Contact

aiab(at)aiab.it
www.aiab.it/home/percorsi/il_biologico/ricerca_e_tecnica/fondazione/campa

About

Promotion of organic farming research in Italy

Italy, Gruppo di Ricerca in Agricoltura Biologica-Italia GRAB-IT

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Gruppo di Ricerca in Agricoltura Biologica-Italia GRAB-IT
c/o DIBIAGA
60131 Ancona
Italy

Contact

Prof. Dr. Raffaele Zanoli
zanoli(at)agrecon.unian.it
www.diiga.univpm.it/grabit/

About

Organic farming research coordination in Italy

Italy, IAMB Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari CIHEAM-IAMB

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Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari CIHEAM-IAMB
Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari -CIHEAM-IAMB
70010 Valenzano
Italy

Contact

Dr. Damiano Petruzzella
petruzzella(at)iamb.it
www.iamb.it/iamb2005/programmi/webcreate.php?id=49&idarea=4

About

Mediterranian Research Coordination

Italy, INROF Italian Network for the Research in Organic Farming

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Italian Network for the Research in Organic Farming INROF
Rete Italiana per la Ricerca in Agricolutra Biologica
00185 Roma
Italy

Contact

Mauro Gamboni
info(at)rirab.it
www.rirab.it

About

Italian Network for the Research in Organic Farming, with working groups on e.g. Biodiversity, Energy, Plant Protection, Quality, Agricultural Techniques and Organic Animal Production.

Spain, SEAE Spanish Society for Organic

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Sociedad Española de Agricultura Ecologica (SEAE) / Spanish Society for Organic
46470 Catarroja (Valencia)
Spain

Contact

Victor Gonzálvez Pérez
seae(at)agroecologia.net
www.agroecologia.net

About

Advice, research, training; research coordination.

Spain, AGROECOMED

AGROECOMED
Organic Farming Network of Catalonia
08028 Barcelona
Spain

Contact

Dr. F. Xavier Sans Serra
fsans(at)ub.edu
www.ub.edu/agroecologia/agroecomed/ca/index.htm

About

Research coordination in Catalunya, Spain

The Netherlands, Bionext

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Bionext
Laan van Vollenhove 3221
3706 AR Zeist
The Netherlands

Contact

Marian Blom
Blom(at)bionext.nl
www.bionext.nl

About

Bionext is the Dutch chain organisation for sustainable, organic agriculture and food. Bionext promotes the collective interests of the Dutch organic sector, on national and European level. The organisation acts as spokesperson for organic businesses and is the contact for all parties with an interest in organic food and farming (civil society, government, politics, media and consumers).
One of the activities of Bionext is organizing the national priorities in research for the Dutch organic sector.
Furthermore Bionext, together with the Biokennis databank www.biokennis.org/  disseminates research knowledge that is relevant for the organic sector. Bionext is appointed national contactpoint for the European Technology Platform Organics (TP Organics). Furthermore in the ERANET CORE organic Plus, Bionext has a role as advisor of the Ministry and National Contactpoint. For more information, please contact blom@bionext.nl

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